Message from our Program Director

Welcome to pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science at the University at Buffalo!

The goal of our program is to provide fellows with outstanding clinical training, a comprehensive educational program, and opportunities to excel in research. Our training is centered at the recently opened John R Oishei Children’s Hospital located on the growing academic medical center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

There are many aspects of our fellowship program that make it an outstanding place to train here are just a few:

  • An enthusiastic and dynamic faculty and staff who are all deeply invested and involved in the training and support of our fellows
  • A diverse and rich clinical experience second to none.  Our ED is the only Pediatric facility in Western New York.  As such, we are the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and tertiary regional referral center for a large catchment area that also extends into Canada.  You will have the opportunity to diagnose and manage the full gamut of common to very rare conditions.  As such, you will graduate from our program with the skills and confidence to practice anywhere you would like
  • A solid research infrastructure supporting faculty and fellow scholarly activity.  Not only do we have a Ph.D. Research Director, but also a tireless Research Coordinator overseeing our Research Assistants who act as energetic enrollers of patients for our research projects.
  • An organized, comprehensive curriculum that methodically gives you the framework to digest and absorb the medical knowledge essential to our subspecialty, along with ample protected time to read, study, and review
  • Multiple simulation and skills labs to practice procedures important to our subspecialty
  • A close working relationship with the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Our Fellows spend 2 months at our Level I Adult Trauma Center and one month at our Regional Vascular/Stroke Center.  In addition, our Fellows are involved in monthly grand round presentations with our Attendings and EM Residents
  • A gradual and step-wise progression of supervisory experience from the first to the third year of the fellowship
  • A city alive with sports, restaurants, theatre and cultural events—all available at a very modest cost of living

We take pride in our comprehensive and enjoyable fellowship program.  As both program director and proud alum I am strongly committed to provide excellent training. Please explore our website: and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Heather M. Territo MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo 
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program Director

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